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Media mogul: Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall get married - in this place of all places

At just under 85, many people think of the big farewell, the last trip. Life is lived. Not so with Rupert Murdoch. He dares to say yes again, a bond for life, so to speak. This Saturday, the newspaper man and mega-publisher is leading the model and actress Jerry Hall (59) to the pretty St. Bride's Church on London's Fleet Street - of all things. Because Murdoch is already in the annals of the Church, and not particularly glamorous.

The exact circumstances of the marriage - for Murdoch, who will be 85 on March 11, it will be the fourth - remain a secret to the last. "It is not a church wedding," says a spokeswoman for the church in a strict tone. "It is a blessing for the bride and groom. She adds somewhat pointedly:" When you get here, you will be married long ago. "

The question remains, where and when exactly the marriage will be officially sealed. "We are not giving any further information," let the media man know. It also remains to be seen whether the bride will appear in white.

Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall at Oscar celebration

Meanwhile, the bride and groom are on the move. Just a few days ago they were photographed at an Oscar celebration in the USA: They smile broadly and, as the British Yellow Press registers, with a 20-carat engagement ring on their finger. He is finely dressed in black and with a smile that is almost a little distant, as it can be the case with elderly people.

As is well known, time is a precious commodity in old age, understandable that the bride and groom did not hesitate long. They are said to have met only six months ago. The British media write that since then the Australian Murdoch has been frequently in London, where the bride lives.

It then became formal in January: The venerable London "Times", Murdoch's reputable figurehead, was allowed to publish the engagement announcement. It is said that this is so common in English society.

"Mr Rupert Murdoch, father of Prudence, Elizabeth, Lachlan, James, Grace and Chloe Murdoch, and Miss Jerry Hall, mother of Elizabeth, James, Georgia and Gabriel Jagger, are delighted to announce their engagement," it read. After all, ten children - will the whole crowd join in the celebrations?

It is also unclear whether partners from the past will appear at the party. Mick Jagger, for example, with whom the Texan Hall has four children. The two were together for decades, but the Rolling Stones front man insisted after separating in the late 1990s that the ceremony in Bali was invalid at the time. In the end, a court agreed that he was right.

It's the fourth wedding for Rupert Murdoch

For Murdoch it is the fourth wedding, before he married a stewardess, a journalist and most recently the entrepreneur Wendi Deng. All three were divorced.

The fact that media man Murdoch chose St. Bride's Church, which can accommodate 150 to 200 people, should not be a coincidence - but it is spicy. It is known worldwide as the "Church of Journalists" which "offers a spiritual home to everyone who works in the media," says the website of the church on Fleet Street - which has traditionally been the home of the British press since the 18th century was.

"It is unclear what is being preached, but your own history pages should not be," speculates the reputable newspaper "Guardian", which does not belong to Murdoch's empire, about the annals of the church. In chapter nine, ecclesiastical history takes a critical view of the Australian. It's about 1986, when there was a real war between Murdoch and the newspaper printers on Fleet Street.

6,000 workers were on strike in January 30 years ago, it was about money and new technology that only left printers to sideline. The workers were unaware that Murdoch had secretly set up a new production center in east London with the latest technology - and that he had to break up his tents in Fleet Street overnight.

Murdoch practically became the gravedigger of the world famous newspaper district. "Within months, the printing dinosaur Fleet Street was dead," the Church said. Now Murdoch returns as a bridegroom. dpa / AZ